Kevin Pietro

Program Coordinator - Nutrition
Phone: (603) 862-5372
Office: Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems, Kendall Hall Rm 123, Durham, NH 03824
Kevin Pietro

Professor Pietro joined the UNH Nutrition Program in 2014. Since joining the faculty he has had the opportunity to teach over 10 different courses related to nutritional approaches to prevent disease (NUTR 773 and 765), improve overall health and wellness (NUTR 506, 610, 758, and 895) and gain a competitive advantage (NUTR 546). A number of courses have been centered around experiential learning, providing and supervising semester-long internships (NUTR 600), collaborating with UNH Athletics (NUTR 699), and assisting students in counseling clients from the community (NUTR 758).

Additionally, Professor Pietro is currently working on his Ph.D. in Education from UNH. His research interests pertain to teaching/training future nutrition professionals, specifically related to favorable counseling traits and dispositions.

Faculty Award Winner

Award Type:  Excellence in Teaching
Year:  2019



  • M.S., Family&Consumer/Human Sci., Illinois State Univ
  • B.S., Family&Consumer/Human Sci., Illinois State Univ

Courses Taught

  • NUTR 546: Nutrition in Exercise & Sports
  • NUTR 600: Field Experience in Nutrition
  • NUTR 610: Nutrition Education&Counseling
  • NUTR 699: Independent Study
  • NUTR 758: Weight Management Practicum
  • NUTR 773/873: Clinical Nutrition
  • NUTR 790: Undergrad Teaching Experience
  • NUTR 795W: Investigations
  • NUTR 799H: Honors Senior Thesis

Selected Publications

Ganem, S., & Pietro, K. (2016). An Overlooked Issue: Screening Older Adults for Risky and Harmful Alcohol Consumption. The Spectrum, Summer, 1-7.

Pietro, K. (2015). Optimizing Protein in the Older Adult. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 9(4), 266-271. doi:10.1177/1559827615578827

Pietro, K. J. (2014). Vitamin B12 Intake Correlated to Physical and Mental Improvements in Multiple Sclerosis Specific Quality of Life. International Journal of Advanced Nutritional and Health Science, 2(1), 67-88.